Some Serious Scrap Wood Inspiration

Some Serious Scrap Wood Inspiration

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 1, 2010

The idea of using bits and pieces of old objects to create something new is simply magical. When those previous items happen to be all sorts of different colors, then the end result is nothing short of jaw-dropping awesomeness. Likewise, the pure white overcoat of days gone by brings fresh inspiration to these new pieces.

Brunno Jahara, the Brazilian designer behind Jahara Studio, has created a collection of furniture made using scrap wood. The collection is titled Neorustica and brings together pieces of scrap wood that are then painted and distressed, showing through bits of the original wood below.

Although there are wood purists who would rather see every piece of wood stripped to its former glory and given a simple coat of tung oil, we happen to love this high color and eye popping white combination. A little old, a little new and a whole lot of beautiful.

Check out more photos of this line from Jahara Studio over at Dezeen and weigh in below on how you think scrap wood should be treated? Is painting it up ok or should it be stripped back down? Sound off in the comments below!

(Image: Dezeen)

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